It’s Halftime, not Game Over

Over 50 doesn’t mean ‘over the hill’ or ‘over and out!’ If you are 50 today, you can statistically expect another 20 -25 productive years of active life in which to utilise your God given talents and leave a lasting legacy.

My New Year’s challenge, is that you think in terms of not only success but also significance.

Ken Blanchard, leadership guru and co-author of ‘The One Minute Manager’, said:

“Many people measure their success by wealth, recognition, power and status. There’s nothing wrong with those, but if that’s all you’re focused on, you’re missing the boat … using your time and talent to serve others — that’s when truly meaningful success can come your way.”

The best-selling book ‘Halftime’ by Bob Buford, is a great resource to help change our game plans from success to significance. According to the Halftime organisation’s website, “more than 12,000 people turn 50 each day in America, and a Harvard-Met Life study shows that more than half of these individuals want more meaning and significance in the second half.”

You don’t have to wait until you turn 50 or reach your Halftime to combine the goals of success and significance. They say you can kill two birds with one stone. That is definitely true if you align your life goals and strategies to be as significant as they are successful.

I encourage you – Make 2012 one of your most significant yet!

For more information regarding what Halftime is all about and how this ministry helps individuals move from Success to Significance, contact CVM Area Coordinator, Rob Santer (National Director for Halftime UK) on 0207 193 9062 or


“Go and make disciples … and I am with you.”

This is not an option, this is Jesus’ command. If we find the practicalities of discipling difficult, Halftime could be a catalyst to help us find a buddy to work alongside with in this adventure. – Eddie James